This project will evaluate the first five years of the Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme to inform and improve the School's future research collaboration.
April 2018 - December 2018
June 2017 - May 2018
There is broad agreement that members of the public have a right to be involved in research related to their own health conditions or for which they might be considered experts by experience. This includes individuals or groups who are or could be the focus of health promotion or public health interventions.
The aim of this project is to look at and assess the diverse approaches to public involvement adopted across the first five years of SPHR, and use these findings to improve SPHR’s approach to public involvement (PPI) and contribute to the wider PPI evidence base.
This will be done by examining the processes and structures in place for public involvement, by exploring the experiences of members of the public who have been involved in SPHR activities (including identification of facilitators and barriers) and exploring perceptions of SPHR academics in relation to public involvement work they have undertaken.
The findings will be used to develop a public involvement strategy and key learning points will be shared with the wider public health, health research & public involvement communities.